“Destiny’s Child,” Soap Opera Weekly, April 23, 1996

When she was 5 years old, GH’s Mary Beth Evans was set upon the course she would follow for the rest of her life  By Valerie Davidson Soap Opera Weekly, April 23, 1996 Mary Beth Evans has a wholesome, girl-next-door quality that isn’t about to quit, even when she’s playing a shady character like General Hospital’s Katherine Bell.  Moreover; she’s able to balance a demanding personal and professional life.  Recently, however; the stalwart mother of three, an unflappable, take-charge type, was thrown for a loop by, of all people, a 5-year-old—her daughter, Katie. “My 5-year-old, point-blank, asked me!”  Exclaims the still slightly unglued mother, with a good deal more equanimity than some might muster.  “She had heard how it was done and asked me point blank if that’s how babies were made!  I said, ‘Er…uh…yeah,’ and she said, “Did you and dad do that to make us?”  The classic, gulp inducing question.  What really puzzled Evans was that Daniel, her 8-year-old son, had asked no questions at all (Evans’ youngest child, Matthew, is 3).   She had, in fact, only recently remarked to Jonathan Jackson (GH’s Lucky), “How old were you when you found out?  My son is turning 8 and he doesn’t have a clue.”  It turned out, of course, that young Daniel had more than a clue.  He was the one who told Katie. How times change.  When...

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